Actually, I'm not sure how much resting is going to happen today, but I have been working on some relaxing projects and also rejuvenating my spirit. These are small projects on my homemaking list -- those little things we do to make a house into a home for our families.
After catching up the dishes this morning, I jumped right into one of my favorite projects -- baking bread, and turned out these 2 beauties.
Look at that crumb. Don't you just want to spread a big glob of butter on a slice and eat it with a glass milk?? Maybe it's just me, but that's exactly what I did!
Watermelon for afternoon tea is cubed and ready for eating.
We found a recipe for a banana smoothie to make and drink for breakfast this morning. Daughter was too happy to help with the honey!
While looking for the curtains, I found the tablecloth I made in Australia and brought back. It was so easy to just lay it on the table, but it makes such a difference to the room. When we eat, I take it off so it stays clean.
And I finally found the curtains. One set was made over a year ago before I left for Australia and hung in the kitchen in the main house here on our property. Well, they were the first thing I scavenged from that house to bring to the cottage. So I hung them in the window over the counter where I do all the prep work for cooking.
This set I made using the same technique as the other set. I cut a long curtain in half and hemmed the cut edge by turning under 1 row of gingham and then turning that new edge up 2 rows. This put about a 1" hem on the side. Then on a now short-side, I turned down an 8 row hem and turned under 1 row. I sewed at the bottom edge and between the 3rd and 4th rows to make a pocket for the curtain rod. Long, straight sewing. Doesn't get any easier than that. And now both the kitchen windows have curtains instead of blinds.
All in all, it's been a productive and at the same time, relaxing morning. I love doing these kinds of projects. There is still a pair of Husband's slacks to hem, but right now I may grab Daughter, a book, and go lay down for a rest.
I hope you are spending time with your family and renewing your spirit on this weekend. Cheers! oxoxo